Hyatt was founded in 1957 and its dynamic spirit caused it to become the fastest-growing hotel chain in the US during its early years of existence – a dynamism that has yet to diminish. The original Hyatt Regency brand is still operating and nowadays it is accompanied by newer sister brands such as Grand Hyatt and Park Hyatt. Hyatt’s values [Respect, Empathy, Integrity, Creativity, Humility, Fun] define their culture.
Four Seasons has an extensive history, tracing its origins back to the1960s when its first hotel was born. From these humble origins, the group now finds itself responsible for 96 hotels in 41 countries. Their people-based culture is renown throughout the world of hospitality and the connection with their guests is a coveted distinction – one that they still uphold now and always.
Expedia Inc. is an Online Travel Agent, initially launched in 1996 as the first Microsoft internet property, at a time when the notion of booking via an OTA had nothing of the public support that they do nowadays. Expedia today is one of the largest OTAs and manages many additional brands such as Hotels.com and trivago as well as the flagship brand, Expedia.com. As an efficient intermediary, Expedia Inc. promotes travel bookings for over 10’000 partners that operate in many different sectors such as airlines, consumer brands and accommodation.
Starwood represents an extensive portfolio of hotels, catering to numerous guest segments throughout their global scope of activity. The versatile company is active as a franchisor, operator and owner of hotels, resorts and residences. Their multiple, engaging brands have achieved much attention, becoming household names such as W®, St Regis®, The Luxury Collection® and Le Méridien®.